A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 12:39:11 / December 19, 2019 @ 12:39 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006ngc. Id of event: us70006ngc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:39:11 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.331° West, 13.6428° North, depth 35 km.
Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Retalhuleu, San Pablo Jocopilas, Samayac (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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